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Kayla Harrison (in white) competed against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain (in blue) during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Harrison won the gold medal. (AP)
Kayla Harrison (in white) competed against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain (in blue) during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Harrison won the gold medal. (AP)

Kayla Harrison, of Marblehead, just won the United States' first-ever gold medal in judo at the 2012 London Olympics.

By the time Kayla turned 18, she was already a two-time national champion in the sport of judo. At 20, she became the first U.S. woman to win the World Judo Championship in 26 years. And now, at 22, she's the most decorated judoka in American history.

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This segment aired on August 15, 2012.

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